Recent Press Releases
October 19, 2016
MONTREAL, October 19, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will show off its live production solutions at the annual CAPER Show 2016, taking place October 26-28 at the Centro Costa Salguero in Buenos Aires. Grass Valley will be present in the SVC booth (C10). SVC is a Grass Valley reseller dedicated to providing solutions for film, video, audio and multimedia professionals in the television broadcast industry. The company provides product integration, training, support and consulting for a wide variety of clients in Argentina and Uruguay.
October 17, 2016
MONTREAL, October 17, 2016 — At the upcoming SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be showcasing many of its leading technologies in the Ray Dolby Exhibit Hall Booth #217, while company executives will be active in conference sessions and other SMPTE activities. A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the prestigious David Sarnoff Medal Award to Peter G. M. Centen, vice president of research and development, cameras, Grass Valley, for his contributions to the industry. SMPTE 2016 is taking place October 24-27 at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles. At the event, Grass Valley will show attendees how it is enabling "Content Your Way" with innovative solutions for live production, news, content delivery and networking.
October 13, 2016
MONTREAL, October 13, 2016 — An increasing number of broadcasters, studios and content creators are exploring today's 4K/UHD technology and IP networking infrastructure to see if the time is right to make the switch. To help these professionals better understand the options and determine the right suite of integrated solutions for their own businesses, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is hitting the road for a series of educational events that will give attendees hands-on experience with some of the leading solutions in the market.
October 11, 2016
MONTREAL, October 11, 2016 — BT Sport is a well-known sports broadcast network, with exclusive live rights to top flight football and rugby in the UK. Seeing the exciting potential in 4K/UHD technology and wanting to deliver the very best experience for its viewers, BT Sport looked to its key partners—including Arena Television, one of the UK's leading mobile broadcast service providers—to help realize its vision. Arena chose a solution powered almost exclusively by solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, consisting of a resilient, scalable IP core and broadcast-centric edge devices designed to provide the flexibility, responsiveness and reliability required for live broadcast. Arena's new OBX mobile production unit, the first of three new units planned, provided simulcast UHD and HD signals on an IP network for the historic BT Sport broadcast of the Liverpool vs. Leicester City Premier League match on September 10.
September 12, 2016
MONTREAL, September 12, 2016 — Current owners of Kayak SD or HD switchers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, have a limited-time opportunity to save tens of thousands on the system price—and a lot more with license matching—of any new Karrera K-Frame S-series or GV Korona K-Frame S-series switcher. First introduced at NAB in April, the GV Korona K-Frame S-series is now shipping. The upgrade offer is available through the end of 2016.
September 10, 2016
MONTREAL, September 10, 2016 — For the past two years, the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) has been relying on third-party broadcast feeds to review close plays and make important decisions that can affect the outcome of each game. With little control or consistency in this process, KBO was looking for a way to improve and standardize its video replay process across the entire organization. After evaluating its options, KBO selected nine K2 Dyno Universe Replay Systems with K2 Summit 3G media servers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
September 9, 2016
MONTREAL, September 9, 2016 — TV Skyline GmbH has built a reputation as one of the most innovative service providers for television and broadcasting in the region. Its HD OB Van fleet is equipped with the latest, highest quality broadcast technology to support productions in sport, entertainment and events. Now, with the addition of 21 new cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, TV Skyline's newest truck—OB8—is ready to provide uncompromised 4K/UHD or HD production as needed.
September 8, 2016
MONTREAL, September 8, 2016 — Live production, arguably one of the most demanding yet profitable segments of broadcasting, requires an open, flexible workflow that is capable of creating content in different formats—sometimes at the same time. From capture to replay to delivery, live production represents a growing opportunity around the world for companies with the right equipment and infrastructure. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is a leader in live production, offering a full range of integrated solutions that help content owners and broadcasters create, control and connect content to the right audience at the right time.
September 8, 2016
MONTREAL, September 8, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, began introducing 4K-enabled solutions to the market more than two years ago, and today customers worldwide are leveraging those solutions to capture and produce more and more 4K content. From cameras, replay and switchers to editing, routing and playout, professionals now have the ability to work in 4K whenever it is required or makes sense.
September 8, 2016
MONTREAL, September 8, 2016 — In an era when content so clearly defines the broadcast market, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is helping its customers take control of content to make more money from delivering it to viewers in the many places they are watching. IBC 2016 marks the launch of the company's "Content Your Way" vision, which represents a commitment to giving broadcasters the tools to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed. New and enhanced solutions in live production, news, content delivery and networking are highlighted on the Grass Valley stand, 1.D11.
September 8, 2016
MONTREAL, September 8, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Cisco have broadened their existing relationship to offer customers complete, integrated broadcast network solutions that include sales and service of GV Node, GV Convergent and IPG-3901 along with Cisco's Nexus 9000 series IP switches. Broadcasters, production companies and media service providers will benefit from the combined power and resources of two proven industry leaders to realize the full potential of IP-based networks.
September 7, 2016
MONTREAL, September 7, 2016 — The broadcast network—the core of all production environments—has undergone significant transition in the past year. More users are turning to networks based on proven data center IT capabilities, such as distributed IP switching and virtualization. The primary appeal of this technology is its open, IP-based approach, and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has embraced this shift with its Broadcast Data Center model for networks that takes the best of a data center structure and adds the features and interoperability required for content creators and broadcasters. Grass Valley's networking solutions at IBC offer customers business agility with efficient scaling of resources, virtualization of network assets and lower equipment costs.
September 6, 2016
MONTREAL, September 6, 2016 — Audiences today have high expectations—they want to choose what they watch and when they watch it. This puts pressure on every content creator, who must now find a way to affordably and efficiently deliver a variety of content across many different channels while monetizing it all. It's a costly and complex process. At IBC 2016, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will highlight solutions designed to make it easier for broadcasters to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed.
September 1, 2016
MONTREAL, September 1, 2016 — News professionals today face unprecedented challenges in creating journalistically solid content for distribution methods that didn't even exist a dozen years ago. An audience now viewing on websites, smartphone apps, and social media portals still demands immediate reporting and expects it from a wider variety of sources than ever before. That puts pressure on journalists to do more, do it faster, and do it without compromising quality. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been working for decades with customers in news production, helping them keep up with the changes and stay ahead of the competition with more engaging, relevant content to keep their viewers tuned in. At IBC, attendees will see the latest news production offerings and innovations from Grass Valley.
August 29, 2016
MONTREAL, August 29, 2016 — Denver-based Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has successfully produced a number of events in 4K/UHD with its new 53-foot 39 Flex double-expando mobile production truck. Built around a 4K-capable Kayenne K-Frame switcher (192 inputs/96 outputs HD, 48 inputs/24 outputs 4K) with 7 M/Es from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, MTVG's 39 Flex was deployed to provide 4K coverage of the Masters and PGA Championship and several concerts including one by Garth Brooks at Yankee Stadium in the past few months.
August 25, 2016
MONTREAL, August 25, 2016 — TV Integração in Uberaba City, Brazil, an affiliate of the Rede Globo group, has installed a full suite of production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Before this investment, the station repeated a broadcast signal from the company's headquarters, but as of April 1 this year is now producing and broadcasting much of its own unique HD content. The new equipment is IP-ready, so TV Integração will be able to upgrade to a full SMPTE ST 2022-6 IP workflow when the time is right.
August 23, 2016
MONTREAL, August 23, 2016 — Professionals looking for the latest advances in broadcast technology at SET Expo 2016 will find a variety of innovative solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, in Booth #53. Designed to help customers be more efficient and profitable in live production, news, content delivery and networking, Grass Valley's portfolio of integrated solutions sets the standard for modern broadcast production. SET Expo takes place at the Expo Center Norte, Pavilhão Vermelho, São Paulo, Brasil from August 30 to September 1.
August 16, 2016
MONTREAL, August 16, 2016 — Broadcast professionals looking for the latest advances in technology at the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV), August 24-27, will find a variety of innovative solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, in stand 8A08. Designed to help customers be more efficient and profitable in live production, content delivery and networking, Grass Valley's portfolio of integrated solutions sets the standard for modern broadcast production.
August 11, 2016
MONTREAL, August 11, 2016 — At IBC 2016, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will demonstrate integrated solutions that make it easy for customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed. With a number of new solutions designed for live production, news, content delivery and networking, Grass Valley leads the way with powerful products that help professionals meet their needs today while preparing for the opportunities of tomorrow. Grass Valley will be on Stand 1.D11.
August 3, 2016
MONTREAL, August 3, 2016 — At ABE 2016 in Sydney, August 9-11, executives from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will present information to help broadcasters and content owners leverage content while improving workflow efficiency and growing their businesses. Grass Valley is a trusted partner completely focused on empowering customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed.
July 13, 2016
MONTREAL, July 13, 2016
— Broadcast customers in Latin America now have access to affordable automation for K2 media servers and storage from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Victor do Brasil, a broadcast solutions provider based in Brazil, developed the high-performance automation solution with specific integration features that maximize the capabilities and performance of the K2 media server family
June 28, 2016
MONTREAL, June 28, 2016 — RTL Telvizija serves viewers in Croatia with a wide variety of news, sports and entertainment programming. To prepare for the production of a new reality TV series called "Big Brother," the station worked with Kapetanović Sistemi, a Grass Valley premium solution provider, to purchase eight LDX 80 Flex cameras, six EDIUS nonlinear editing software suites and one Karrera K-Frame S-series 3 M/E switcher.
June 23, 2016
MONTREAL, June 23, 2016 — Soccer continues to rise in popularity in North America as more fans discover the excitement that fans in other parts of the world have long known. With COPA America celebrating its 100th anniversary in America this year, viewership and interest are way up. Seeing the demand, organizers began to explore the possibility of implementing a 4K telecast of the championship match on June 26.
June 21, 2016
MONTREAL, June 21, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be showcasing its broadcast solutions in the Excelencia booth (B-3) at Telemundo 2016 — Expo Cine Video and Television. The show takes place June 28—July 1 at the World Trade Center in Mexico City.
June 20, 2016
MONTREAL, June 20, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has appointed Somu Patil as the regional sales director of South Asia and the ASEAN region, effective immediately. Patil served as the regional sales director for South Asia for the past two years and is expanding his responsibilities to include the ASEAN region.
June 15, 2016
MONTREAL, June 15, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has entered into a contract with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to provide one of the largest single system technology upgrades ever undertaken in Australia. The long-term project represents a major technology refresh and replacement in its studios across all Australian states.
May 23, 2016
MONTREAL, May 23, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be at Broadcast Asia 2016 to demonstrate its advanced products and solutions for the professional broadcast and production markets. The event takes place May 31—June 3 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where attendees will gather to network, exchange business ideas, gather market information and see the latest broadcast products and solutions. Grass Valley is located in stand 5B3-01.
May 19, 2016
MONTREAL, May 19, 2016 — Nearly 7,000 people attend the morning worship services each Sunday at Bellevue Baptist Church, situated on just under 500 acres in the Memphis area. The church provides a weekly broadcast feed for a local TV station, simulcasts Sunday services to two satellite locations, produces a selection of live streaming and on-demand content for its own website and hosts a variety of community events at its facility throughout the year. Church leaders had been using an aging SD system and knew it was time to make the move to HD. With an eye on ease-of-use and a simple path for upgradability, Bellevue Baptist chose solutions exclusively from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
May 2, 2016
MONTREAL, May 2, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announces the appointment of Neerav D. Shah as the company's new senior vice president, strategic marketing. Shah has more than 25 years of experience in product development, marketing, operations and business development. A creative strategist, Shah most recently held executive and senior leadership positions at ARRIS and Verimatrix, two companies with expertise in developing solutions to deliver and monetize multiplatform content—a growing priority for Grass Valley customers.